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Corlett Drive accident claims second life

One child and an adult were killed, while at least 21 pupils were injured when two cars collided.

Twenty-one people have been injured and two people lost their lives in an accident on Corlett Drive on 26 January, 2016. Picture: Twitter @EMER_G_MED.
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JOHANNESBURG – A second person has died following this afternoon's crash on Louis Botha Avenue in Johannesburg.

One child and an adult were killed, while at least 21 school pupils were injured when two cars collided in Bramley, near the Corlett Drive off-ramp.
 
Eyewitnesses claim the children had been standing on the side of the road when they were hit.
 
Johannesburg Emergency Services’ Robert Mulaudzi said, “The patient was from one of the vehicles and was confirmed dead on the scene. The total number of people who were injured is 21 and two people lost their lives.”

Earlier, emergency services confirmed one child was killed in the collision.

The child had received advanced life support on the scene.

Meanwhile, the Gauteng Education Department says it’s working to track down and identify all the injured so as to notify their parents.  
 
Acting spokesperson Oupa Bodibe says the children were sent to three different hospitals.

“We are trying to track down the learners’ names, their schools and the contact details of their parents to notify them, so we can tell them which hospitals to go to.”

Meanwhile, the Gauteng Education Department has sent its condolences to the family of a school child who was killed in the deadly crash in Bramley. 
  
Bodibe said, “As a department, we send our condolences to the family of the learner who has been killed and we wish the learners a speedy recovery. We will support the families and the schools.”

(Edited by Refilwe Pitjeng)


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